Texts and interviews by Stephanie Barron, Maeve Connolly, Philipp Kaiser, Christina Végh, Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. Translations by Alice Cazzola, Eva Dewes and Marie Frohling
Hardcover / 8.85 x 11 inches
775 images / 392 pages
English / German
Alexander Birchler and Teresa Hubbard are part of the Texas Talks Art series. Taking the form of virtual 30-minute lunchtime talks, the series features artists and artist collectives in conversation with curators beginning in January 2021 and continuing throughout the year. Each free, virtual talk will take place on Tuesday at 12 p.m. CST and will be recorded and archived.
Hubbard / Birchler’s conversation with Andrea Karnes will focus on their current solo exhibition at the Modern Art Museum Fort Worth.
See link below for info and registration.
The Modern Museum of Art, Fort Worth is presenting Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora. The site responsive installion is based on Hubbard / Birchler’s discoveries about the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s. The work, first shown in the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, probes how bias, social, economic and political structures have contributed to the historical marginalization of women artists.
Curated by Andrea Karnes, Senior Curator Modern Museum of Fort Worth.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced “Lost in Place: Voyages in Video,” an online screening series of 11 videos by international contemporary artists. The featured artworks, spanning the past 20 years, include classic works and favorites from the Hirshhorn’s collection and delve into the complicated, unusual and uneasy relationships between people and the places they inhabit. Curated by Marina Isgro.
Participating artists include: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Ragnar Kjartansson, Laure Prouvost, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Superflex
Following the publication of a book on the Sammlung Baloise Group last year, the works themselves will now be on display in our museum’s large-scale exhibition. For the first time, a selection of over 250 examples of contemporary photography and works on paper by more than 40 artists from Switzerland and abroad will be shown. Curated by Anna Wesle, Martin Schwander und Beat Wismer.
Participating artists include: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Silvia Bächli, Stephan Balkenhol, Sara Cwynar, Keren Cytter, Marlene Dumas, Andreas Eriksson, Elger Esser, Karsten Födinger, Luke Fowler, Pia Fries, Ryan Gander, Geert Goiris, Joanne Greenbaum, Naoya Hatakeyama, Candida Höfer, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Alain Huck, Susanne Kriemann, Zilla Leutenegger, Claudia & Julia Müller, Bruce Nauman, Laura Owens, Peter Piller, John Pilson, Mary Reid Kelley, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Schütte, Ross Sinclair, Lucy Skaer, John Skoog, Jenni Tischer, Luc Tuymans, Marcel van Eeden, Inez van Lamsweerde, Ulla von Brandenburg, Amelie von Wulffen, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Stephen Waddell, Jeff Wall, Heimo Zobernig
A presentation by the artists and a conversation with Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art on the occasion of the exhibition Hubbard / Birchler: Giant at the Blanton Museum of Art. The event was filmed by Art this Week Productions and is now available online.
A conversation with the the artists on the occasion of the current exhibition at Griffin Art Projects: NOW BULLETIN. Artworks, Letters and Printed Matter from the Garry Neill Kennedy Collection 1968 – 2019.
Hubbard / Birchler will talk about their work Flora which was recently on view at LACMA and discuss their current work in production Dear John, based on the 1971 work by John Baldessari I will not make any more boring art.
Art at Baloise is the first publication to present a comprehensive overview of the art collection of the swiss company Baloise to a broader public. The collection’s focus is on photography and works on paper since the 1960s.
Authors: Martin Schwander, Teo Schifferli, Manuela Ammer, Julika Bosch, Kathleen Bühler, Andreas Burckhardt, David Campany, Marianne Dobner, Julie Enckell Julliard
Curators: Monica Ursina Jäger, Zürcher Hochschule der angewandten Wissenschaften (ZHAW) und Sarah Wirth, Vögele Kultur Zentrum
Participating Artists include: Marina Abramović, Olaf Breuning, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ulla von Brandenburg a.o.
“Television and digital media have transformed our world radically and they influence our everyday lives. So is it hardly surprising that visual artists have turned to electronic media and begun to experiment with them. The video has been used, among other things, to document performative actions, and the screen has even become a canvas, enabling painting with moving images.”
Participating Artists: Valie Export, Sylvie Fleury, Lutz & Guggisberg, Alexander Hahn, Mona Hatoum, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Joan Jonas, Matthew McCaslin, Matt Mullican, Shahryar Nashat, Bruce Naumann, Pipilotti Rist, Carolee Schneemann, Bill Viola, Lawrence Weiner
“Most important visual art biennale in Switzerland, the Festival Images Vevey proposes every two years an exclusive photography exhibition concept on façades, in parks, indoor exhibitions in unusual venues, and joint ventures with people who ensure Vevey’s status as a ‘city of images’ all year round.”
Participating Artists include: Christian Boltanski, Brodbeck & de Barbuat, Alain Bublex, Juno Calypso, Julian Charrière & Julius von Bismarck, Edoardo Delille & Giulia Piermartiri, Jean-Marie Donat, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Alina Frieske, Stephen Gill, Sébastien Girard, Yann Gross & Arguiñe Escandón, Duy Hoàng, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Benoît Jeannet, Vincent Jendly, Jack Latham, Stephen Shore, Penelope Umbrico.
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler present Grand Paris Texas, 2009 a video work from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth permanent collection.
This exclusive online screening event marks the first time Grand Paris Texas can be seen in its entirety online. The program starts on June 13. More information is available via the link below.
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler present Night Shift, a video work from the Collection of the David Roberts Art Foundation, London.
This is an exclusive online screening event, starting on May 28 and running through June 10. More information will be available at the start date via the link below.
Artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler go in depth about their exhibiton Flora with Shamim Momin, Senior Curator of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington.
Please note this event is cancelled due to Covid-19.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is exhibiting Flora, first shown at the 57th Venice Biennial in the Swiss Pavilion. Flora is based on the Artists discoveries about the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s.
For the first time this project is presented alongside an extensive archive of photographs, letters and historical artifacts, researched and collected by Hubbard / Birchler, documenting the life of Flora Mayo particularly focussing on the time Flora Mayo was growing up in Denver Colorado.
Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Mark G. Falcone Director.
This exhibition presents major, new NMAO acquisitions alongside Giacometti’s portrait of Isaku Yanaihara, including Hubbard / Birchler’s Flora and Bust.
Participating artists include: Alberto Giacometti, Hajime Imamura, Tony Cragg, Luc Tuymans, Stephan Balkenhol, Georg Baselitz, Marlene Dumas, Yasuyuki Nishio, Koji Tanada, Thomas Ruff, Loretta Lux, Boris Mikhailov, Miyako Ishtuchi, Ken Kitano, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Rei Naito, Jiro Takamatsu, Sherrie Levine, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Chia-En Jao, Tsubasa Kato, Keiichi Ikemizu, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Heman Chong
The night has a magical quality. For most, it is the time when people come to rest, when they retire to their homes to sleep. But there are also the restless ones, the sleepwalkers, the night owls and criminals. Many of these are looking for something or for themselves. In 14 stations, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the night, that time between dreams and reality. On display are films, videos, installations and photographs from the Sammlung Goetz that reflect the different facets of a nightly foray.
Curated by Cornelia Gockel.
The Institut Giacometti presents a reconfigured version of the film installation Flora and the accompanying work, Bust by the Swiss American artist couple Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, in conjunction with a collection of sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti, most of which are new to the world of art.
Flora reframes the history of the unknown American artist, Flora Mayo, bringing her compelling biography to life and revealing a particular period in Alberto Giacometti’s life.
Curated by Christian Alandete.
On the occasion of the Venice Biennale in 2017, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler presented the double-sided film installation Flora and the accompanying work Bust in the Swiss Pavillion. The work is based on their discoveries about the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s.
While Giacometti is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Mayo’s oeuvre has been destroyed and her biography was previously relegated as a footnote in studies of Giacometti. The Sammlung Goetz presents the installation in an exhibition on the premises of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.
Curated by Susanne Touw.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will host the US-premiere of Flora, an exhibition by Hubbard / Birchler, based on their discoveries about the unknown American artist, Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920’s. The work was first presented at the Swiss Pavilion in the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.
Curated by Stephanie Barron.
Participating Artists: Jennifer Bolande, Klaus vom Bruch, Yul Brynner, Meg Cranston, David Deutsch, Jack Goldstein, Sayre Gomez, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Elliott Jamal Robbins, Walter Robinson, Kerry Tribe
For Art Asia Pacific Magazine special Feature Inside Burger Collection, Christina Végh, director of the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover, met with artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler to discuss their project about American artist Flora Mayo, created for the Switzerland Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, as well as feminism, power relations, narrative structures and reframing history.
In conjunction with the exhibiton Giacometti at the Guggenheim Museum, Hubbard / Birchler will speak about their work in the Swiss Pavillion at the 57th Venice Biennial. They will share some of their research about the previously unknown American artist, Flora Mayo. Mayo studied and lived in Paris in the 1920’s and Alberto Giacometti was her lover.
“Bringing together more than 80 photographs by major Canadian and international artists, this exhibition underscores Montreal collector Jack Lazare’s 20-year passion for photography, which he has a desire to share with the public. It is also an opportunity to display a selection of photographs from a group of 33 artworks the collector generously gifted to the Museum.”
The exhibition focuses on the increasing affinity between video and cinema. The total rejection of Hollywood style and cinematic language of the 1960s and 1970s gradually turned in the 1990s to complex relations of enchanted fascination and dismissal. All the cinematic characteristics that made cinema into a thrilling medium are present here: high-volume emotions, high production value and a rich, all-encompassing soundtrack.
Curated by Ruth Director
Participating artists: Pierre Bismuth, Aukje Dekker, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Jesper Just, Tom Pnini, Julian Rosefeldt, Guido van der Werve, Francesco Vezzoli.
This special exhibition is designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, which opened in 1977. Through the works of more than 40 Japanese and foreign artists, the exhibition will shed light on various aspects of our society by examining things that have been imbued with time, history, and memory from a wide range of views. It will also consider the future potential of the museum.
Artists included in the exhibition: Pipilotti Rist, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Jiro Takamatsu, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Robert Rauschenberg, Karin Sander, Naoya Hatakeyama, Tomoko Yoneda, Hikaru Fujii, Shinro Ohtake, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Alberto Giacometti, Shigeo Anzaï, Boris Mikhailov, Chia-Wei Hsu , Meiro Koizumi, Theaster Gates, Danh Vo, Yoshihiro Suda, Nairy Baghramian, Tino Sehgal, Allora & Calzadilla, Marina Abramović, Robert Smithson, Paul McCarthy, Vito Acconci, Keiji Uematsu, Kazuo Shiraga, Tetsumi Kudo, Mieko(Chieko) Shiomi, Chu Enoki, Ushio Shinohara, Naoyoshi Hikosaka, Yasumasa Morimura, Saburo Murakami, Chiharu Shiota, Aki Sasamoto, Heman Chong, Kohei Sekigawa, Robert Kusmirowski, Samson Young.
On the occasion of the current collection presentation at the Modern, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler will present a lecture on their most recent project Flora.
Currently on view at the Modern is the photographic series Holes, as well as forthcoming, the installation of Grand Paris Texas. Both works are part of the Collection of the Modern, acquired in 2009.
The collection presentation highlights depictions of the everyday ranging from the Late Middle Ages to today. In alternating hangings, representations of transportation, work, urban and rural life, but also food and leisure, play and holidays, will be shown as facets of the everyday.
Artists included in the exhibition: Albert Anker, August Babberger, Hans Bachmann, Stefan Banz, Maurice Barraud, Auguste Baud-Bovy, Arnold Böcklin, Adolphe Braun, Heidi Bucher, Eugène Burnand, Paul Camenisch, Heinrich Danioth, Dias & Riedweg, Anthony Douglas Cragg, Charles Georges Dufresne, Raoul Dufy, Franz Eggenschwiler, Franz Elmiger, Hans Emmenegger, James Ensor, Alois Fellmann, Terry Fox, Auguste Garcin, Giovanni Giacometti, Wilhelm Gimmi, Konrad Grob, Leopold Haefliger, Eberhard Havekost, Ferdinand Hodler, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Rudolf Koller, Max Liebermann, Johann Baptist Marzohl, Moriz Melzer, Constantin Meunier, Max von Moos, Max Pechstein, Clara Reinhard, Jean Renggli d. Ä., Peter Roehr, Dieter Roth, Sandra Schindler, Karl Friedrich Schobinger, Xaver Schwegler, Moritz von Schwind, Hugo Siegwart, Chaïm Soutine, José Julio de Souza Pinto, Friedrich Stirnimann, Beat Streuli, Hugo Suter, Wilhelm Trübner, Maurice Utrillo, Maurice de Vlaminck, Charles Wyrsch, Joseph Zelger, Robert Zünd